Vote for MickaCoo's Gypsy & Milkshake Mike!
When baby homing pigeon Gypsy was facing euthanasia at an animal shelter, MickaCoo Pigeon & Dove Rescue saved her. She needed supportive and foster care to recover and she has blossomed into a beautiful married pigeon lady. Her mate, a huge king pigeon named Milkshake Mike (because he trembled with fear in his shelter cage) was also facing death before he became a MickaCoo foster pigeon. Now, they have each other and you can see how devoted each is to the other. They want to live. They deserve compassion. And your help is what allows MickaCoo to provide it when no one else will.
Please help MickaCoo Pigeon & Dove Rescue continue this work for the birds that are timing out at shelters and still need to be rescued.
Vote for Gypsy & Milkshake Mike in GlobalGiving's Photo Contest and encourage your friends and family to vote too! (One vote per person, voting ends 8/15). MickaCoo could win a much-needed $1000 and extra promotion from GlobalGiving!
Please copy and paste this message into an email to your friends-
On behalf of the birds and MickaCoo's volunteers and adopters, I send you my heartfelt thanks for all that you do to support us.
You are already making a life-saving difference for birds that, without your support, would be routinely killed in shelters. Your support means birds like little Opal, so sick and brave and doomed at a shelter can be cared for and restored to health and adopted into wonderful homes (shown above in Before & After MickaCoo photos).
MickaCoo relies on your donations to continue this effort and we are in urgent need of your support. We can save, on average, one bird for every $250 donated. This Wednesday, your donation can earn an additional 30% bonus through GlobalGiving and help ensure that MickaCoo can help the next little Opal that needs us.
This Wednesday June 13th is Bonus Match Day at GlobalGiving and, coincidentally, Pigeon Appreciation Day!
Please celebrate these smart, loyal birds with a donation to MickaCoo Pigeon & Dove Rescue. Online donations made to MickaCoo at GlobalGiving.org on 6/13 will earn a 30% matching bonus up to $1,000 per donor until matching funds run out! (There is $75,000 available and funds usually run out by midday.)
Your generous support on behalf of these overlooked, under-served birds is what makes the impossible happen for them. If you are able, please make an online donation to MickaCoo this Wednesday, 6/13. (The campaign starts at midnight EST so 9 PM on Tuesday 6/13 for those of us on the West Coast.) And please- share this request with your friends and family. Your compassion is contagious.
Thank you. Truly. Your support is incredibly appreciated.
MickaCoo's motto could be "Doing the Impossible Everyday!"
When I first learned back in 2007 that domestic pigeons were routinely being killed in Bay Area animal shelters for lack of a home, I was told that finding adopters for them would be impossible.
In 2011, MickaCoo Pigeon & Dove Rescue placed 333 birds that would otherwise have been killed into wonderful homes. So it isn't impossible but it is very, very challenging and we need all the help we can get.
This Wednesday, March 14th, all online donations to MickaCoo at GlobalGiving.org will earn a 30% matching bonus up to $1,000 per donor until matching funds run out! (There is $50,000 available.) In addition to the 30% match, GlobalGiving is offering a $1,000 bonus to the project that raises the most funds that day and a $1,000 bonus to the project that receives donations from the most individual donors!
Your generous support on behalf of these overlooked, underserved birds is what makes the impossible happen for them. If you are able, please make an online donation to MickaCoo this Wednesday 3/14. (The campaign starts at midnight EST so 9 PM on Tuesday 3/13 for those of us on the West Coast.) And please- share this request with your friends and family. Your compassion is contagious.
Together, we are saving lives and we are shifting paradigms! In addition to fostering and placing birds ourselves, we are also helping shelters to increase their ability to place the pigeons and doves that come in to their facilities (read about what the Penisula Humane Society and SF Animal Care & Control are doing).
On behalf of all the birds that you are helping to save, I send our heartfelt thanks.
When injured king pigeons like Percy, Pearl and Zella arrive in animal shelters, they are usually killed. While their wounds are treatable, shelter adoption rates even for healthy pigeons are very low and so injured pigeons are routinely killed unless a rescue like MickaCoo is available to provide avian vet care, foster housing and adoption services.
Just like dogs and cats that find themselves helpless and homeless in an animal shelter, birds like Percy and Pearl and Zella want to live. Why shouldn't our compassion include them?
Thanks to YOUR support, Percy, Pearl and Zella were rescued by MickaCoo. Each one has been taken into our foster care- their needs assessed, transported to and from avian vets, nursed and medicated and each of these three very lucky birds is recovering and doing great.
They would be dead if not for your support.
Four week old baby king pigeon Percy had a minor wound, likely the result of a predator's attack when he and several other king pigeons were "released" on Christmas Eve in a San Francisco park. He was extremely lucky to survive long enough to be taken to Animal Care & Control. MickaCoo was immediately contacted and, because of your support, able to provide the antibiotics and supportive care needed for him to heal from what otherwise might have been a fatal infection. He is fostered with two other Christmas Eve-released survivors and is available for adoption.
Pearl, another baby king pigeon, suffered a dislocated knee. Despite the pain and the procedures that she has had to endure to fix it, she is a feisty young bird who, rather surprisingly, demonstrates real interest in people. She was paired with another baby king pigeon, Carmine, on the day after she was rescued and they are inseperable. Carmine always goes along with Pearl to all her vet appointments. They are childhood sweethearts and may well grow up to become a mated pair. If they do choose to stay bonded, they will be adopted out together.
Zella is a big adult male king pigeon that has had extraordinary good luck. He arrived at the animal shelter with a big wound that appeared to be healing but that MickaCoo knew needed to be checked out. Upon examination, the vet discovered that somebody had previously stitched the wound with dental floss (without curing the infection). This means that Zella, who was probably being used as somebody's breeder, incurred a terrible wound that he survived, was amateurishly stitched up and then escaped (again?) and survived in the city long enough to get picked up and taken to the animal shelter and be rescued by MickaCoo and receive the vet care he required! He is recovering from surgery indoors and is quite at ease in his new, posh housing.
Each of these birds, just like all the others in our care, is a unique individual, deserving of compassion.
If they could, I know they would thank you for saving their lives.
I thank you for supporting MickaCoo Pigeon & Dove Rescue.
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